Call for Papers: Special Issue on Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS)
To be published in the International Journal on Digital Libraries <http://www.springer.com/799>

If you are thinking of submitting it would be helpful if you could let us know so that we can start planning for the review process.

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Important Dates
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Paper Submission deadline: January 5, 2015
First notification: March 31, 2015
Revision submission: May 31, 2015
Second notification: July 31, 2015
Final version submission: September 1, 2015

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Guest Editors
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- Philipp Mayr, GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Germany (contact person)
- Douglas Tudhope, Hypermedia Research Unit, Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science, University of South Wales, UK
- Xia Lin, College of Computing and Informatics, Drexel University,Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
- Stella Dextre Clarke, Information Consultant and Chair, ISKO UK, Luke House, UK
- Marcia Lei Zeng, School of Library and Information Science, Kent State University, Ohio, USA

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Description & Objectives
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Since 1998, NKOS as a community has been concerned with discussion of the different ways knowledge organization systems (KOS), such as classification systems, thesauri, gazetteers, and ontologies, can act as networked interactive information services that support the description and retrieval of diverse information resources through the Internet. KOS model the underlying semantic structure of a domain for information retrieval purposes. Embodied as Web-based services, they can facilitate resource discovery and retrieval. They act as semantic road maps and make possible a common orientation by indexers and future users (whether human or machine).

Today, KOS play a crucial role in digital information management and applications generally. Carrying semantics in a well-controlled and documented way, KOS serve a variety of important functions: tools for representation and indexing of information and documents, knowledge-based support to information searchers, semantic road maps to domains and disciplines, communication tool by providing conceptual framework, and conceptual basis for knowledge based systems, e.g. automated classification systems.

NKOS workshops (http://nkos.slis.kent.edu/) have focused discussion (amongst other topics) on early drafts of BSI and ISO KOS standards, the W3C SKOS standard, the interface between traditional Library Science vocabularies and Semantic Web efforts, KOS linked data, mapping and linking between vocabularies, meaningful concept display and visualization, KOS-based user interfaces and user evaluation, social tagging and its relation to established vocabularies, KOS metadata and the different types of KOS.

This focused issue arises from topics covered by the NKOS workshop series but invites submissions from all researchers in the general area. All submissions within the broad NKOS/KOS scope are welcome; the special issue calls for papers by KOS researchers and developers from different perspectives, such as KOS design and construction, API and service developers, retrieval-support implementations, user-oriented issues, management of KOS in registries, etc.

This special issue will solicit high quality papers that demonstrate exceptional achievements on KOS, including but not limited to:
•           Mapping between KOS Linked Data vocabularies
•           Meaningful Concept Display and Meaningful Visualization of KOS
•           Applications of KOS systems in relation to 'Big data'
•           KOS-based recommender systems for suggestion of meaningful concepts.
•           KOS in e-Research metadata contexts - intersection between research data, KOS and the Semantic Web.
•           Management and integration of multiple vocabulary types
•           SKOS extensions
•           Social tagging. The role of social tagging and informal knowledge structures versus established KOS.
•           Users' interaction with KOS in the online environment.
•           Quality issues in web-based KOS. Issues concerning large metadata sets. Version management.
•           KOS and learning. The requirement for using KOS effectively to convey meaning, to assist users expressing their information needs, and to facilitate in sense making and learning.
•           Multilingual and Interdisciplinary KOS applications and tools.

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Submission Details
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Papers submitted to this special issue for possible publication must be original and must not be under consideration for publication in any other journal or conference. Previously published or accepted conference papers must contain at least 30% new material to be considered for the special issue. All papers are to be submitted by referring to http://www.springer.com/799. At the beginning of the submission, under “Article Type”, please select the appropriate special issue. All manuscripts must be prepared according to the journal publication guidelines which can also be found on the website provided above or here <https://www.editorialmanager.com/ijdl/>. Papers will be reviewed following the journal standard review process.

Please address inquiries to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

The 13th European NKOS workshop will take place on the afternoon of Thursday Sept 11th and  morning  of Friday 12th. as part of JDL 2014 (joint JCDL/TPDL conferences) in London.

Important Dates:
Submission deadline: Monday 23 June 2014
Notification of acceptance: Monday 14 July 2014

Proposals are invited for the following:

a) Presentations (typically 20 minutes plus discussion time, potentially longer if warranted) on work related to the themes of the workshop (see below). An option for a short 5 minute project report presentation is also possible.

b) Demos on work related to the themes of the workshop (see below).

Please email proposals (maximum 1000 words for presentations and 500 words for demos, including aims, methods, main findings and underlying work, relevance to themes of workshop) to Douglas Tudhope (douglas.tudhope at southwales.ac.uk). Proposals will be peer-reviewed by the program committee. At least one presentation author needs to register for the workshop by Monday 4 August (this is a strict requirement).

After the workshop, copies of presentations will be made available on the workshop website. Presentations from the workshop may be encouraged to be submitted as extended papers for peer reviewed journal publication.

Themes for the 13th NKOS workshop will be:
1) Mapping between Linked Data vocabularies.
This last year has seen a major growth in Linked Data publication of KOS. How can we encourage and support quality linking between this vocabularies.
How should these mappings be described in metadata? What methods are appropriate for creating mappings? We need discussion of practical initiatives to link between congruent vocabularies and provide effective web services and APIs so that applications can build upon them.

2) Meaningful Concept Display and Meaningful Visualization of KOS. Visualization has been an
important application domain for KOS and often a driver for KOS use in Digital Libraries.

3) Applications of KOS systems in relation to 'Big data' - natural language processing and semantic analysis of content pose huge challenges.

Further presentations/demonstrations will be selected from current KOS applications, including:
4) KOS-based recommender systems for suggestion of meaningful concepts.
5) KOS in e-Research metadata contexts - intersection between research data, KOS, Semantic web.
6) Social tagging. What is the role of social tagging and informal knowledge structures versus
established KOS?
7) Users interaction with KOS in the online environment.
8) Quality issues in web-based KOS. Issues concerning large metadata sets. Version management.
9) KOS and (e)learning.
10) Multilingual and Interdisciplinary KOS applications and tools.
11) Specific domains, such as environmental, medical, new application contexts, etc

More information on the workshop can be found under
https://at-web1.comp.glam.ac.uk/pages/research/hypermedia/nkos/nkos2014/proposal.html

 

ProDoc@DocEng
Doctoral Consortium at the ACM Symposium on Document Engineering

Call for Submissions

Submission Deadline: June 1, 2014 (24:00 CEST)

Notification of Acceptance: June 30, 2014

 

one more week to get your full paper submissions in for DocEng 2014.  The new dates are:

* Abstracts due March 6, 2014
* Manuscripts due April 13, 2014

This year's DocEng will be held at the Hewlett-Packard site in Fort Collins, near Denver, Colorado, USA.  Attendees at this international forum have interests that span all aspects of document engineering and applications.  Proceedings are available through the ACM Digital Library.

 

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